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Research perspectives on bilingualism and multilingualism

Li, Wei (2008) Research perspectives on bilingualism and multilingualism. In: Li, Wei and Moyer, M. (eds.) Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Hoboken, U.S.: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9781405126076.

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Book synopsis: As globalization has increased awareness of the extent of language contact and linguistic diversity, questions concerning bilingualism and multilingualism have taken on an increasing importance from both practical and scholarly points of view. While there is a vast amount of information pertaining to research on bilingual and multilingual individuals and communities there is little information that deals with its methodology from different disciplinary perspectives in a systematic and coherent way. Written by leading experts in the field, The Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism specifically addresses methodological issues, discussing research topics, key concepts and approaches, and the methods and tools for collecting and analyzing data. This useful and timely resource is the first of its kind to link theory to method and data.

Item Type: Book Section
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): research perspectives on bilingualism and multilingualism; bilingualism and multilingualism - fact of life, societal and individual bilingualism and multilingualism, bilingualism and multilingualism - central to contemporary linguistics agenda, multilingual children differing from monolingual children in code mixing, second language acquisition (SLA), psycholinguists and three key issues - multilingual knowledge, multilingual acquisition and multilingual use, lexical association model and revised hierarchical model, transdisciplinary future
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
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Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2011 12:08
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